A Brother’s Promise

Welcome to the Blog Tour for the A Brother’s Promise by Mindy Obenhaus, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: A Brother’s Promise
Author: Mindy Obenhaus
Publisher: Harlequin Love Inspired
Release Date: 
February 23, 2021
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

A little girl will change his world…

He didn’t realize he wanted a family…

until he suddenly became a single dad.

After his sister’s death, rancher Mick Ashford’s determined to ensure his orphaned niece, Sadie, feels at home. And accepting guidance from Christa Slocum is his first step. But just as Christa and Sadie start to settle into Mick’s heart, Sadie’s paternal grandparents sue for custody. Now Mick must fight to keep them together…or risk losing the makeshift family he’s come to love.

PURCHASE LINKS*: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | BookDepository | IndieBound | Christianbook | BookBub


We were so excited to be able to interview Mindy Obehaus, here is our interview.

Author Interview

  • Is it easier or harder to write a continuation of a series? Why or why not?


I think it’s a little easier because there are things that have already been
established, like many of the characters and the setting.

  • How did you decide to write about who to write about next?


You know, I’m not really sure. One book in the series is a Christmas story, so
I had to work around that. Of course, I also had to look at what time of the
year each story was set, so that was likely the biggest factor when choosing.

  • Is it more difficult to write children than adults? Why or why not?


Kids are definitely easier to write, at least for me. I love writing children
and old people because you never know what they might say, so they can
really put the hero/heroine on the spot.

  • How did you come up with the idea for this story? 


I knew Christa had been a savvy tech industry exec who’d walked away from
it, looking for a simpler life. So in coming up with a partner for her I took
the opposites-attract approach. Throw in a little fish-out-of-water by having
a single cowboy suddenly become a father and it seemed like the way to go.

  • Are you a pantser or plotter? How did this tendency show up with this book?


I’m a pantser at heart, but I’m forced to plot. However, if I’m writing along
and something deviates from the plot, I usually take it as a nudge from God
and go with.

  • As you were writing, did you always know how the story was going to go? Were there any surprises for you?

The ending was actually a surprise for me. I had envisioned it much
differently. It turned out much better than I’d anticipated.

  • Do you have a favorite character in this book? Who is it and why?


Definitely Sadie because I never knew what she was going to say. And she
made a pretty good voice of reason, too.

  • Do you have ranch/cowgirl roots? Is there any inspiration for Mick and his ranch from your own life?


I actually live on a working cattle ranch, though my husband is not a rancher.
We lease the land. That said, I know lots of ranchers and have watched
them work cattle, aid with birthing calves when a cow is in distress and all
sorts of other things. It was inevitable I put that knowledge to use one day.
Though I’m glad it was only through storytelling. Those ranchers are some
tough people.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mindy Obenhaus

Award-winning author Mindy Obenhaus is passionate about touching readers with Biblical truths in an entertaining, and sometimes adventurous, manner. She lives on a ranch in Texas with her husband, two sassy pups, countless cattle, deer and the occasional coyote, mountain lion or snake. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, cooking and watching the Hallmark Channel. Learn more at www.MindyObenhaus.com

CONNECT WITH MINDY: Website | Facebook | Instagram


TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a “Drink Tea, Read Books, Be Happy” teaspoon, English Breakfast tea, a $15 Amazon gift card, and a signed copy of the book!

A Brother's Promise JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight March 1, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on March 8, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

ENTER GIVEAWAY HERE


Follow along at JustRead Tours for a full list of stops!

JustRead Publicity Tours

*NOTE: This post contains affiliate links.

An Unlikely Proposal Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for An Unlikely Proposal by Toni Shiloh, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Author: Toni Shiloh

Publisher: Love Inspired

Release Date: February 1, 2021

Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

Their friendship can survive almost anything…

For two best friends, marriage could be their greatest test yet…

Trinity Davis must not have heard firefighter Omar Young correctly. Did her handsome widowed best friend just suggest they get married? Omar needs a mom for his adorable little girls, and it’ll fix Trinity’s financial woes. But saying “I do” isn’t just business. Especially when the only vow they’re in danger of breaking is their promise to not fall in love…

PURCHASE LINKS*: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | IndieBound | Christianbook | BookBub

ALSO AVAILABLE

Author Interview:

  1. What made you want to be a writer?
    I’ve always enjoyed reading and dabbled in writing throughout my school days. However, after I
    took a creative writing degree in college, that love of writing was really nurtured and developed.
  2. What was the hardest part of writing An Unlikely Proposal?
    The revisions!! They were painful at times but certainly stretched me as a writer. Now that
    they’re done with, I can appreciate the process. But during that time, I probably ate more
    chocolate than necessary.
  3. Where did you get the idea for An Unlikely Proposal?
    I love marriage of convenience tropes. They’re my favorite to read and you don’t see them as
    often in contemporary setting. I knew I wanted to write one so I brainstormed until the idea
    formed.
  4. Did you base your characters off of anyone?
    No. I don’t think I’ve ever done that in my stories.
  5. What do you want people to take away from An Unlikely Proposal?
    That you can trust God with your pain. He’s willing to take you through the healing process,
    whatever that looks like for you.
  6. What character do you relate to most?
    Oh good question! Probably Trinity. I’ve never suffered the depth of lost that Omar has so
    Trinity was easier to relate to.
  7. How do you deal with writer’s block?
    If I’m stuck, I’ll listen to music, talk to one of my critique partners for possible ideas on how to
    move forward, and pray!
  8. How do you create characters that people can connect to?
    I really get to know my characters and what triggers and things elicit strong emotions. Once I
    know those details, I’m able to pants my way through the story.

Book Review:

I was super excited to read this book because I always find marriage of convenience stories super sweet and enjoyable. And I have to say, An Unlikely Proposal was an amazing book! Trinity Davis never expected to find herself in a marriage of convenience to her best friend, Omar Young, but that is where she found herself. Omar Young wasn’t looking for love, however his girls need someone to care for them and he needs help. Will Omar and Trinity be able to make their relationship work or will they stay in a marriage of convenience?

Trinity had suffered through a horrible break up, she didn’t want to risk her again. But then her best friend suggests marriage, she finds herself in a totally different situation. I liked Trinity, I thought that she was so sweet. I loved how much she cared for Omar and for his girls. She had diabetes, and it was really affecting their life. She had learned how to care for herself, but she needed the insurance to pay for her insulin. 

Omar was a great guy, I loved reading about his care for his daughters. He was a strong firefighter but he was also grieving. He had lost his wife a couple of years ago, and now he finds his mother-in-law gone. He needed the help to care for his girls, Faith and Joy. However Omar really cared for Trinity, and it was sweet to see it grow into love. 

Omar and Trinity were a lovely couple and I really liked how they were friends first. Their love grew from friendship to something more. They had to work through their past hurts, in order to actually make their marriage work. I loved Omar’s daughters, they were so sweet and cute. I also liked Rock, he was so steady and a stronghold for Omar. 

I found An Unlikely Proposal awesome! I loved the characters. They had to work on their relationship, and go to God for guidance. I would definitely recommend this book! I can’t wait to see what else she writes. An Unlikely Proposal was a sweet, Christian, clean read!

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Toni Shiloh

Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and multi-published Christian contemporary romance author. She writes to bring God glory and to learn more about His goodness. Her novel, Grace Restored, was a 2019 Holt Medallion finalist and Risking Love is a 2020 Selah Award finalist.

A member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and of the Virginia Chapter, Toni seeks to help readers find authors. She loves connecting with readers and authors alike via social media. You can learn more about her writing at tonishiloh.com.

CONNECT WITH TONI: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter


TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a paperback copy of An Unlikely Proposal, a Texas bluebonnet mug, and a $10 Amazon Gift Card!

An Unlikely Proposal JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight February 1, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on February 8, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

ENTER GIVEAWAY HERE


Follow along at JustRead Tours for a full list of stops!

JustRead Publicity Tours

*NOTE: This post contains affiliate links.

Someone to Trust

ABOUT THE BOOK

Someone to Trust (North Country Amish Book 4) by [Patricia Davids]

Title: Someone to Trust
Series: North Country Amish #4
Author: Patricia Davids
Publisher: Love Inspired
Release Date: 
January 26th, 2021
Genre: Amish Fiction

On an Amish matchmaking trip, can she avoid falling in love?

Esther Burkholder has no interest in her stepmother’s matchmaking when her family visits an Amish community in Maine. Deaf from a young age, she’s positive a hearing man couldn’t understand the joys and trials of living in a silent world. But Gabe Fischer is certainly handsome, hardworking and brave. More importantly, he sees the real Esther. Might this Amish bachelor be her unexpected perfect match?

Book Review:

I was excited to read this book and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked. Someone to Trust by Patricia Davids was a wonderful book. Esther Brukholder was such a cool character. She had been deaf from a young age and she was positive that a hearing man wouldn’t understand. However Gabe Fischer is handsome, hardworking, and brave. And he seems to actually see Esther and not just deaf girl. Could this Amish bachelor be the one who steals her heart?

It was interesting to read a deaf Amish character. I have never quite read a book like this. I liked reading about Esther and Gabe as they fell in love. However there were obstacles standing in their way. Esther believed that a hearing man would never truly understand her and Gabe wasn’t looking for love. Esther was so strong. She did not let her deafness define her, but she was also proud of her deafness. I felt like it was a fine balance. However I am not deaf so I don’t really know anything on this subject. 

I thought that Gabe was super nice. He loved his family and he was just doing his best to help them. I really enjoyed reading about his interaction with Esther. It was super sweet to read about them together. He cared about her from the beginning and it grew to love. However he would have to learn what it means for Esther to be deaf and how it would affect him. 

Someone to Trust was a sweet and easy read. I liked the characters and I was drawn to the story. I would recommend it. Someone to Trust is a sweet, clean, Amish Love Inspired book. 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.

Deadly Amish Reunion Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Deadly Amish Reunion by Dana R. Lynn, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Title: Deadly Amish Reunion
Series: Amish Country Justice #9
Author:
Dana R. Lynn
Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense
Release Date:
December 1, 2020
Genre: Inspirational Amish Romantic Suspense

Separated by amnesia…

reunited by a lethal holiday threat.

Jennie Beiler’s husband was supposed to be dead, so she’s shocked when he rescues her from an attacker. Although Luke has no memories of his Englisch wife, it’s up to him to protect her from someone who won’t stop until she’s dead.

Can the peaceful Amish community he returned to after losing his memory shelter them and their son this Christmas when danger strikes again?

PURCHASE LINKS*: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | IndieBound | Christianbook | BookBub


Book Review:

I have read quite a few romantic, suspense books, but I’ve never read an Amish, suspense one. I have to admit that I was a little bit thrown off because while there is crime everywhere, most of the Amish books I’ve read have been quite fluffy. Even though this was a new genre for me, I really enjoyed this book. It’s the first book I’ve read by Ms. Dana R. Lynn, and I will definitely be reading more by her.

Deadly Amish Reunion is the ninth book in the Amish Country Justice series. I’m not sure if this is a standalone series, but I have only read this book. And other than a really strong desire to read Aidan’s (Jennie’s brother’s) book, I was not at all confused. Jennie believed that her husband was dead, so she’s shocked when he saves her and their son. Luke has no memories of his Englischer wife, but he’s determined to protect her and his newfound son.

It was really sweet and hard to watch Jennie and Luke work things out. They did love each other, but they had no idea how to make it work. I loved how Ms. Lynn showed Luke falling in love with Jennie all over again, and Jennie falling for this older, more mature version of Luke. It was especially adorable because they had their son, L.J, to think about. I loved all of L.J.’s parts in the book. He was such a cute character, and it was sweet to see Luke step up to the plate. And while Luke’s family were understandably shocked, they were immediately open to helping Jennie and L.J.

The suspense also kept me guessing until the last minute. There were a lot of different players that I did not at all expect, and there were so many twists and turns in the book. The action never let up until the very end. There are some more mature themes though. Jennie was raped by her stepfather before, but it is not described at all. Also, Jennie sees someone kill another person, and there is quite a bit of shooting at and violence including someone getting beat up. However, the romance side is very clean, and Jennie and Luke really only kiss like twice. All in all just a wonderful, quick read that I would definitely recommend!

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dana R. Lynn

Dana R. Lynn is a USA Today bestselling author who believes in the power of God to touch people through stories. She met her husband at a wedding and married him nineteen months later. Today, they live in rural Pennsylvania with their three teenaged children and enough pets to open a petting zoo. She is a teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing by day and writes stories of romance and danger at night. Dana is an avid reader, loves cats and thinks chocolate should be a food group. Dana is a Selah Award winner, a Holt Medallion Finalist, and a New England Reader’s Choice Award winner. She is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency. She enjoys engaging with readers and can be found on social media or contacted via her website www.danarlynn.com.

CONNECT WITH DANA:  Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a $10 Amazon gift card plus an ebook or print (US only) copy of Deadly Amish Reunion!

Deadly Amish Reunion JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight December 7, 2020 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on December 14, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

ENTER GIVEAWAY HERE


 Follow along at JustRead Tours for a full list of stops!

JustRead Publicity Tours

*NOTE: This post contains affiliate links.

A Love Redeemed

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for A Love Redeemed by Lisa Jordan, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: A Love Redeemed
Author: Lisa Jordan
Publisher: Love Inspired
Release Date:
August 25, 2020
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

Just-for-now could become forever…

They agreed to help each other out.
No one mentioned falling in love.

Back home after losing her job, Isabella Bradley plans to stay only long enough to save her father’s diner, but she can’t do it alone. Her childhood friend Tucker Holland has the perfect solution—he will renovate the diner if she’ll be a nanny for his twins. But as Isabella and Tucker reconnect, their arrangement begins to feel a lot less temporary…

PURCHASE LINKS*: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Christianbook

Book Review:

This was a cute story that reminds you to trust God through all of life’s circumstances. A Love Redeemed is the first book I have read written by Lisa Jordan and I ended up really enjoying it. Isabella, Bella, is just trying to pick up the pieces of her life. She never expected to stay and help her dad with his dinner or reunite with her childhood friend Tucker. Tucker was running out of options, after his nanny quits he knows he needs help. So when he runs into Bella, he offers up a compromise. She watches his kids and he will help out with the dinner. However, life gets more compliance when they find themselves falling for each other. But how will their love last when Bella is only going to be here for a little while?

I thought that Bella was a really cool character, she was so strong. And I was really jealous of her cooking skills. I loved reading about her interacting with the twins, it was so cute. The twins fell in love with her. However, Bella had her own baggage and I really felt for her as she tried to rebuild her life and help her dad out. She had to make decisions of what was more important to her family or her job. 

Tucker was amazing, he worked so hard. I loved Tucker from the beginning, he was kind and he was a hard worker. He tried so hard to put his life back together after his wife died, but he was struggling. However, he still put his family first and tried his best to juggle life. I was so worried that he was going to break soon, but he had not only his family to help him but also Bella. 

This was a great story. I really liked how Tucker and Bella were friends first. I have to admit I was really worried about how things were going to turn out, but in the end everything worked out well. I adored Tucker’s kids and his family. Family always makes everything better. 

A Love Redeemed reminds you that no matter how hard your life gets, God is still in control and he loves you. I would definitely recommend this book and I can’t wait to read more of Ms. Jordan’s books!

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Heart, home and faith have always been important to Lisa Jordan, so writing stories with those elements come naturally. She is an award-winning author for Love Inspired, writing novels that promise hope & happily ever after. Happily married for nearly thirty years, she and her husband have two grown sons. When she isn’t writing, Lisa enjoys family time, good books, crafting with friends and kayaking. Visit her at www.lisajordanbooks.com.

CONNECT WITH LISA: Website Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a S’more Picnic Fun prize package including a canvas picnic tote with a wicker bottom along with s’more fixings and a copy of A Love Redeemed!

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway will begin at midnight September 1, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on September 8, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

ENTER GIVEAWAY HERE

Follow along at JustRead Tours for a full list of stops!

*NOTE: This post contains affiliate links.

A Father’s Promise

When Wes Bishop comes to the small town of Bliss, he is shocked to discover that he has a daughter. Though he struggles to believe that he is capable of being a father, Wes refuses to leave his new-found child and her mother, Laurel Donovan, who is still drawn to and desires to know. With the tragedies and hurts of the past, can they find forever together?

This was such a sweet book! I love when there are kids in it and Sarah-Jane was so cute! She was such a sweet baby and so loved. Both Wes and Laurel were strong and kind characters. Though they had a lot to learn about each other and being a family, they both loved Sarah-Jane and wanted good for each other. God had brought them through trials and together again to grow in new ways. Through different circumstances, Wes and Laurel are brought together to work on a project in their town. As they work side by side, they grow closer and begin to fall in love. I really liked how Wes and Laurel really sought to understand and help one another. They talked and listened to each other. Even though both were hesitant about a romantic relationship because of the past, they cared for one another. Neither believed that they were meant for love or truly would receive it. Of course, their friends and the others in the town were certainly involved. Between Laurel’s group of friends, a few older ladies who loved to matchmake and their church community, Wes and Laurel were surrounded by people who cared about them and helped them to trust.

This is the first book of those set in Bliss, and was a great set-up for the books that are to come! I hope that some of the characters that were introduced in this book get their own stories, like Laurel’s friends. I have no doubt that some of the matchmakers in town will also make appearances! I enjoyed this book a lot and would recommend it to those who like sweet romances! It is a sweet clean book with a protective hero, strong heroine, an adorable baby, and a HAE!

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

Falling for the Innkeeper

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for Falling for the Innkeeper by Meghann Whistler, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Falling for the Innkeeper
Author: Meghann Whistler
Publisher: Love Inspired
Release Date: July 21, 2020
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

A battle for a charming Cape Cod inn…
But what happens when romance checks in?

Single mom Laura Lessoway won’t accept her mother’s plan of selling her late grandmother’s beachfront inn without a fight. But when big-city attorney Jonathan Masters arrives to arrange an offer from his client, she’s drawn to him. And although he came to Cape Cod to close an important business deal—not fall in love—he can’t get her out of his mind.

Laura and Jonathan each try to fight their attraction and focus on business, but it’s not long before Jonathan finds himself confiding in her his other reason for coming to The Sea Glass Inn—he’s trying to find his mentally ill father, who’s recently been spotted at a nearby homeless shelter.

Working together to find Jonathan’s father only brings Laura and Jonathan closer. But with his career and her home on the line, can they ever find common ground?

PURCHASE LINKS*: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & NobleBook Depository | Christianbook

Book Review:

This was a really cute read and I really enjoyed it. Falling for the Innkeeper is a short, cute read that leaves you wanting more. Falling for the Innkeeper is Meghan Whistler’s debut novel and I would definitely recommend it!

Falling for the Innkeeper has a hero who is disguised as a workaholic, a damsel in distress, who does not need help from anyone, and a lovely little girl to bind them together. Jonathan Masters has buried himself in his work and he is so close to getting his partnership in his firm, all he has to do is convince a woman to sell him a charming Cape Cod inn. Laura Lessoway is trying to pick up the pieces of her life and what better way than to run the inn she loved her whole life. She will do anything to  give her daughter a happy and settled life. But things never go according to plan. 

This was such a fun book, I loved reading about Jonathan as he came to the inn with a plan and everything falling apart when he met Laura. She immediately captures his heart and he finds himself wanting to spend time with her. I thought it was especially cute who he played and cared for Emma, Laura’s daughter. Jonathan is one of my favorite types of heroes, because he seems kind of gruff on the outside and then you actually spend time with him and find that he is a sweetheart. 

Laura was a strong woman but she had some scars from her childhood and previous marriage. She wanted badly to give her daughter a good life and to protect her daughter from the things she had to go through. She didn’t trust herself to choose a good guy and she didn’t trust that people can be different. But then she and Jonathan started to spend time together and she began to see that Jonathan was different. I loved how she gave him the nickname, Harvard. Nicknames help make everything better. 

Falling for the Innkeeper was a really good book and I absolutely adored how it was set in a small town. It really adds to the book, when everyone knows each other. I would definitely recommend this book and I can’t wait to see what else Meghan writes!

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

Photo by Sophie Jacobson

Meghann Whistler writes sweet Christian romance novels that won’t make your grandmother blush.

A hopeless romantic who met her husband on a blind date, Meghann recently left her marketing career to pursue her lifelong passion of writing sweet, hopeful stories that demonstrate the power of love and grace.

Before settling down with her rocket scientist husband and raising three rambunctious boys, Meghann earned a B.A. in English from Amherst College and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Emerson College.

Falling for the Innkeeper is her first inspirational romance, but definitely not her last! She loves to hear from her readers, who can reach her at www.meghannwhistler.com.

CONNECT WITH MEGHANN: Website Facebook Twitter Instagram

TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a beach locket and a $15 Barnes & Noble gift card!

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway will begin at midnight July 20, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on June 27, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

ENTER GIVEAWAY HERE

Follow along at JustRead Tours for a full list of stops!

*NOTE: This post contains affiliate links.

Finding the Road Home

Image result for finding the road home tina radcliffe

This was a cute book about learning to trust God and let God lead. Finding the Road Home is the first of Ms. Radcliffe’s books that I have read, but I loved it.  I am definitely going to be reading more of her books! This was such a cute read, with lovable characters.

Daisy Anderson moves to a small town in order to care for her nieces and nephews. But it looks like Daisy may be out of work because of budget cuts. Luckily police chief Mitch Rainbolt will do everything he can to help Daisy. But what happens when their fight leads to something neither of them dared to wish for: a future together?

Daisy was amazing, she was raising her newly orphaned nieces and nephews all while starting a new job and moving to a new town. She was so cool, but she also had her faults. She has learned that it is better to do things herself, and so she has a harder time asking for help. But she will do anything for the children. 

I loved Mitch. He was so sweet, but he was also broken. He tried so hard to protect everyone. Mitch comes off as a tough guy, but he was really just a softy. I really enjoyed reading how he interacted with the kids, they loved him. It was so cute.

The side characters made this book so much better.. I loved watching the children with Daisy and Mitch. The police officers were so funny. I can’t wait to read about the other characters!

This was a great book, with a wonderful message. I can’t wait for the next book to come! 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

A Mother’s Secret

Wow, this was such a touching book! This is the first book that I have read of Gabrielle Meyer’s and I loved it. It was such a sweet book that taught you how to forgive and trust God even when things feel crazy. 

A Mother’s Secret is a book that tells the story about a young single mom trying to raise 5 children on her own, two are her own and the other three she is fostering. She loves her kids, but it isn’t easy being a single mom especially when the past starts to creep up.

Chase Asher thought that this was going to be an easy job, get in and get out. But things do not go the way he thought it would, God has different plans for Chase. He will have to decide how he will respond and what kind of person he wants to be.

Joy Gordon was such a cool person. She didn’t grow up with a good home and so she wanted to make sure that her children never had to go through what she went through. She loved her children and wanted the best for them. It was so amazing how she tried so hard to give her kids a good home, not only providing everything they need but also giving them a loving and caring environment.

I fell in love with Chase at the beginning. He was so kind. He had made some mistakes before, but he was trying to do his best to make up for it. I really felt for him, as he learned not to let his fear of his father control him and instead do the right thing, even though it was hard.

Joy and Chase were really sweet together and they encouraged each other as they tried to work through the obstacles that were thrown at them. I loved as they did their best to show the children love and encourage them. The children were so sweet, I loved the girls from the beginning and it was so cute how the boys looked up to Chase. 

This book reminded me to trust God even when life feels crazy. Joy and Chase had to figure out what they would do when it doesn’t look like things will work out. But in the end they learn that God is faithful. 

I am so glad that I read this book. It had a wonderful story with lovely characters. A Mother’s Secret also taught me lessons. I am so excited to read more of Gabrielle Meyer books. I give this book 5 stars!

Her Rocky Mountain Hope


“I learned to release control.” And I fell in love. “Instead of trying to control the life God gave me, I discovered how to entrust Him with that life.”

This is a wonderful contemporary read and I am so glad that I took the chance on. At first glance, I could tell that this was going to be a cute book, but it was even better than I thought! 

Blythe McDonald has spent her whole life living on the safe side of life. She had been coddled her whole life and she has accepted that this is the way she will live life. But one day when she is observing a summer camp for children with cancer, she starts to see that she can let loose and have fun. But what will she do when things start to fall apart? Will she learn to trust God or revert back to her old ways?

Daniel Stephens has been looking for his calling and he finally feels as if he has found it. He wants to bring joy to children who have cancer. He wants to give them a camp they can go to in order to enjoy themselves and have fun. But it all depends on whether Blythe feels as if he deserves to have the money for his camp. He will have to learn to trust God even when things don’t go his way.

I really related to Blythe, she lives life the way I live life, always being careful, always having a plan. So it really hit me when she was given obstacles that forced her to learn how to lean on God. I loved reading about her grow in her faith and watching her fall in love with Daniel.

Daniel was so amazing to me. He had a great faith in God, even though he has gone some hard things. He was also very adventurous which I thought was so cool and he really loved the children he was trying to serve through his camp. 

I thought that Daniel and Blythe really balanced each other out. He showed her how to trust God and face her fears, and Blythe helped keep Daniel grounded. They were so sweet and cute together and they worked so hard to make sure that the children who came to their camps were having a good time. But what will happen will their worlds start to shake, will they band together or will they fall apart?

I loved this book and now I really want to read the other books, I accidentally read the 5th book first :). This was a great clean, christian book.  I would definitely recommend this book and I can’t wait to see what else this author writes!

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.